Sweetheart Turnip Cake 心心蘿蔔糕

Just in time for Chinese New Year, sweetheart turnip cake! In Chinese culture, the Ox is a valued animal. Because of its role in agriculture, ox are seen as hardworking and honest. I wish you health and prosperity in the year of the ox.


Prep: 1 hour 30 minutes

Serves: 4

Level: Easy

What you will need

  • 1 white turnip (approx. 500g), grated
  • 250ml water
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp dried shrimp, soaked and finely diced
  • 4-5 dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked and finely diced
  • 1 Chinese sausage, finely diced
  • 130g rice flour
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • Natural red food coloring

Let’s get cooking!

  1. Simmer the grated turnip and 1 cup of water in a large pan for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Scoop the cooked turnip into a large mixing bowl. Pour the remaining liquid from the pan into a measuring cup, and add water until you have 1 cup of liquid. Add it to the mixing bowl with the cooked turnip.
  3. Heat up 1 tablespoon of oil in your pan. Fry the shrimp, mushrooms, and sausage for 5 minutes.
  4. Add rice flour, cornstarch, salt, sugar, white pepper and red food colouring into the mixing bowl with the cooked turnip. Mix well until combined.
  5. Stir in the cooked shrimp, mushrooms and sausage. (If you prefer a softer texture you can add another 1/4 cup of boiling water to the batter). Leave it for 15 minutes to absorb the liquid.
  6. Spoon the batter into the heart shaped silicone mold (you can also use a loaf pan). Place the mold into a steamer with plenty of water and steam over medium-high heat for 50 minutes.
  7. Remove the pan from the steamer and let your turnip cake set for about 30 minutes. Once cooled, pull the sides away from the turnip cake and turn it upside down to release it from the mold.
  8. Pan-fry the turnip cake and enjoy!



難度: 易


  • 1個白蘿蔔(約500克),切碎
  • 250毫升水
  • 1湯匙植物油
  • 1湯匙蝦米,浸泡並切丁
  • 4-5個冬菇,浸泡並切丁
  • 1條臘腸,切成丁
  • 130克粘米粉
  • 1湯匙粟粉
  • 1/2茶匙鹽
  • 1/2茶匙白胡椒
  • 天然紅色食用色素


  1. 在大鍋中將蘿蔔絲和1杯水煮10分鐘,偶爾攪拌。
  2. 將煮熟的蘿蔔入大碗中。將平底鍋中剩餘的液體倒入量杯中,並加水,直到有1杯液體為止。將其與煮熟的蘿蔔一起加入攪拌碗中。
  3. 在鍋中加熱1湯匙油。將蝦,蘑菇和香腸炒5分鐘。
  4. 將米粉,玉米澱粉,鹽,糖,白胡椒粉和紅色食用色素與煮熟的蘿蔔一起放入攪拌碗中。充分混合直至混合。
  5. 加入煮熟的蝦,蘑菇和香腸。 (如果您喜歡較軟的質地,則可以在麵糊中再添加1/4杯開水)。放置15分鐘以吸收液體。
  6. 將麵糊倒入心形的矽膠模具中(也可以使用麵包盤)。將模具放入帶有大量水和蒸汽的中火鍋中蒸50分鐘。
  7. 從蒸鍋上取下鍋,然後將蘿蔔糕放置約30分鐘。冷卻後,將側面從蘿蔔糕上拉開,然後將其上下顛倒以將其從模具中釋放出來。
  8. 煎蘿蔔糕,盡情享受吧!